Did you know there is an active historical society in Marana? The Marana Heritage Conservancy, a local historical nonprofit organization, shares points of interest, stories, and lore from in and around the Town of Marana.  Did you know that we trained 10,000 Army air pilots from 1942 to 1945?  Have you visited the location of the Prisoner of War camps in Marana?  Follow the trail of 10,000 hopeful miners on their way to the gold fields in California, and the route of the Mormon Battalion. There were no marked trails, just the Santa Cruz River drawing the adventurers along as it winds its way northward.  

Naturalist and history buff, John Scheuring, takes a trip to the lime kilns on Silverbell, a Butterfield Stagecoach stop, a known camp site of the Anza Expedition, White Stallion Ranch, and Hohokam Native American sites.  

Join us on Oct. 27 for an informative bus tour at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., departing from Crossroads Park in Marana (at Silverbell and Cortaro Road).  The cost is $10 adults and $5 children under age 12.  Make reservations by calling Joan Smith at 572-5601, or email joanfsmith@hotmail.com.

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